IP Protection and Enforcement: from Policy to Strategy to Practice

26 January 2018
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At the close of 2017, Hong Kong's trademark filings exceeded those of the United States by roughly two and half times on a per-capita basis. This startling statistic is one indicator of the outsize importance that intellectual property plays in Hong Kong, both as regional hub and as transshipment point for many goods.

In this event, we draw upon some of the best minds in government, industry and legal practice to explore both what is currently being done to protect intellectual property in Hong Kong and what should be done in the future in order to best maintain Hong Kong's position.  

Divided into two sessions, the first focuses on government intellectual property initiatives and enforcement practices.  The speakers are key top officials from the Intellectual Property Department, Customs, as well as the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.  The second session focuses on current best enforcement practices in the private sector.   The speakers include industry leaders, a top IP lawyer, and a preeminent private investigator with a strong IP focus. 

This promises to be a very informative and exciting event. All are invited to attend. The event will bring together the experts as follows:

Welcome Remarks
Chin Leng Lim, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, CUHK

Session I: Shaping New IP Policies in Hong Kong

Michelle Chong, Assistant Director of Intellectual Property (Advisory), Intellectual Property     Department
Guy Fong, Head of Operations Group, Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau (IPIB), Customs and Excise Department
Rebecca Tse, Senior Product Promotion Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Moderator: Steven Gallagher, Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), Faculty of Law, CUHK

Session II: Strategies and Practices for IP Protection and Enforcement

Alan Chiu, Managing Partner, Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries
Kelvin Ko, Managing Director, Verity Consulting Limited
Candy Lam, Regional Counsel, Asia, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
Mayank Vaid, Intellectual Property Director (Asia Pacific), Louis Vuitton

Moderator: Paul Schmidt, Professional Consultant, Faculty of Law, CUHK

Closing Remarks
Jyh-An Lee, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK

For the programme of the event, please click here.
For the biographies of all speakers, please click here.

The Hong Kong Law Society has awarded this event 2.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Admission is free of charge.

Register here by 24 January to attend the event.